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Cigarettes After Sex Announce New Album “Cry”, Drop New Song “Heavenly”

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Cigarettes After Sex. (Photo: Ebru Yildiz)

Cigarettes After Sex will return with their anticipated sophomore album – Cry – on October 25th via Partisan Records. Recorded during night time sessions in a mansion on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the album is a lush, cinematic meditation on the many complex facets of love – meeting, wanting, needing, losing…sometimes all at once. Listen to album highlight “Heavenly” below.

After decamping to Mallorca the same week that their self-titled minimalist pop masterwork debut was released in 2017, Gonzalez and his bandmates – Jacob Tomsky (drums) & Randy Miller (bass) – consciously let the striking location guide the initial Cry sessions. “The sound of this record is completely tied to the location for me,” Gonzalez explains. “Ultimately, I view this record as a film. It was shot in this stunning, exotic location, and it stitches all these different characters and scenes together, but in the end is really about romance, beauty & sexuality. It’s a very personal telling of what those things mean to me.”

While the music came quickly – often improvised on the spot – it would be another two years before Gonzalez would attempt to complete the accompanying lyrics. Helped by the burgeoning love of a new relationship, the influence of films by Éric Rohmer, and the songs of Selena and Shania Twain among others, Cry blends the carnal subtlety of their debut with a warmer palette. The album was self-produced and engineered by Gonzalez, and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs).

The band will tour extensively behind Cry. They’ve confirmed a global headline tour this fall that includes stops at The Wiltern (Oct 3) in LA, and Brooklyn Steel (Oct 24) + Webster Hall (Oct 23) in NYC. Full routing below, more dates to be announced soon.

Cry Tracklisting
1. Don’t Let Me Go
2. Kiss It Off Me
3. Heavenly
4. You’re the Only Good Thing in My Life
5. Touch
6. Hentai
7. Cry
8. Falling In Love
9. Pure

2019 Tour Dates
9/26/19 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
9/27/19 – Seattle, WA – Neptune (SOLD OUT)
9/29/19 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10/1/19 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
10/3/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (SOLD OUT)
10/4/19 – Santa Ana, CA – Yost Theater (SOLD OUT)
10/5/19 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
10/7/19 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/8/19 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/10/19 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
10/11/19 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
10/12/19 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
10/13/19 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/15/19 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
10/16/19 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall (SOLD OUT)
10/17/19 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/18/19 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater
10/19/19 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
10/21/19 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
10/23/19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)
10/24/19 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel
10/25/19 – Washington DC – 9:30 Club
10/26/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
10/27/19 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/2/19 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso (SOLD OUT)
11/3/19 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
11/7/19 – Brussels, BE – Cirque Royal (SOLD OUT)
11/8/19 – Paris, FR – Olympia
11/9/19 – Benidorm, ES – Primavera 20th Anniversary Weekender
11/11/19 – Barcelona, ES – Sala Apolo
11/12/19 – Barcelona, ES – Sala Apolo
11/14/19 – Milan, IT – Alcatraz
11/16/19 – Zurich, CH – Plaza
11/17/19 – Zurich, CH – Plaza
11/18/19 – Vienna, AT – Arena
11/19/19 – Vienna, AT – Arena
11/20/19 – Prague, CZ – Roxy (SOLD OUT)
11/22/19 – Copenhagen, DK – The Grey Hall
11/23/19 – Berlin, DE – Tempodrome
11/25/19 – Cologne, DE – Palladium
11/27/19 – Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
11/28/19 – London, UK – Shepherds Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)
3/23/20 – Bristol, UK – Academy
3/24/20 – London, UK – Hammersmith Apollo
3/25/20 – Birmingham, UK – Institute
3/27/20 – Leeds, UK – University
3/28/30 -Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
3/29/20 – Liverpool, UK – Academy
4/1/20 – Hamburg, DE – Fabrik
4/3/20 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller
4/4/20 – Stockholm, SE – Slaktkyrkan
4/6/20 – Aarhus, DE – Voxhall
4/8/20 – Luxembourg City, LU – den Atelier

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